Scores

Final

New Mexico St 87

(3-5, 1-3 away)

UTEP 80

(5-1, 4-1 home)

    9:05 PM ET, December 13, 2009

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    NMSU 35 5287
    UTEP 45 3580

    Top Performers

    New Mexico St: J. Young 24 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast

    UTEP: R. Culpepper 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    New Mexico St. 87, UTEP 80

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Jahmar Young scored 24 points and Hamidu Rahman added 12 points and 10 rebounds as New Mexico State handed UTEP its first loss, 87-80 Sunday night.

    Gordo Castillo finished with 17 points and Jonathan Gibson 14 for the Aggies (3-5), who avenged a 79-58 Dec. 1 home loss to the Miners.

    Randy Culpepper scored 24 and Jeremy Williams 14 for UTEP (5-1).

    New Mexico State trailed by as many as 12 in the second half and 71-64 with 6:20 remaining. From there, the Aggies went on a 10-0 run to take their first lead since 33-31 and led the rest of the way. Hernst Laroche capped the outburst with a 3-pointer which gave New Mexico State a 74-71 advantage with 3:30 to play.

    Culpepper hit a 3 to pull the Miners to within 79-77 with 45 seconds to go, but the Aggies then hit six straight free throws to put the game out of reach.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    UTEP
    Points 87 80
    FG Made-Attempted 26-52 (.500) 28-62 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 28-32 (.875) 16-25 (.640)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 10

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Dec 1, 2009 UTEP 79, @NMSU 58Recap
    » Dec 13, 2009 NMSU 87, @UTEP 80Recap